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Medical/Scientific Director, Global Medical Affairs - Lymphoma/ Hematology

Chicago, Illinois Req ID 2212307 Category Research and Development Division AbbVie

The Global Medical Affairs (GMA) organization provides patients, healthcare providers and payers everywhere with the practical and clinically relevant information and solutions they need to use AbbVie products safely and effectively, throughout the product life cycle and the patient’s journey.

 Primary Job Function

  • Provides specialist medical/scientific strategic and operational input into core medical affairs activities such as: health-care professional/provider interactions (Prescribers, Providers, Payers, and Patients); generation of clinical and scientific data (enhancing therapeutic benefit and value); educational initiatives (medical education, data, guidelines and value proposition); safeguarding patient safety (risk minimization activities / safety surveillance activities). 
  • Works closely with marketing and commercial teams to provide strategic medical input into core brand (product) strategies, and to support medical/marketing activities (promotional material generation/product launches) and market access.
  • Provide scientific and technical support for assigned products; deliver scientific presentations; develops and maintains professional and credible relationships with, key opinion leaders; actively participate in relevant Brand Teams and helps develop medical affairs strategies for assigned products; develop innovative research concepts for clinical data generation; provide relevant scientific and technical training

Key responsibilities:

  • In cooperation with affiliate / Area Medical teams, Marketing, Regulatory Affairs (RA), Clinical and other functional areas, provides leadership, oversight and support for assigned products/projects.
  • Initiates medical affairs activities and generation and dissemination of data supporting overall product scientific and business strategy.
  • Provide scientific/medical education to investigators, clinical monitors, and Global Project Team members related to therapeutic area or disease specific information.
  • Establishes and approves scientific methods for hypotheses, rationale, design of affiliate/Area/Global protocols and their reports.
  • May act as medical/scientific leader for projects within an area or across several area.
  • Represents the medical function to the Global Project Team for medical affairs' activities.
  • Participation in design and execution of clinical trial safety, product safety and risk management plans. 
  • May also carry responsibility for routine and ad hoc safety monitoring reports to regulatory agencies.
  • Keeps a breast of professional information and technology through conferences and/or medical literature and acts as a therapeutic area resource.
  • Responsible for understanding the regulatory requirements related to the clinical studies and global drug development and accountable for complying with those requirements.
  • May serve as the scientific team interface for key regulatory discussions.
  • Assists in the development of scientifically accurate marketing materials, medical education programs, advisories, and symposia.
  • Assists with the scientific review, development, approval, execution and communication of affiliate/area/global medical affairs sponsored or supported clinical research activities.
  • Initiate research projects and drive them to completion, resulting in high quality publications.
  • Ensures budgets, timelines, compliance requirements are factored into programs' scientific activities.
  • Responsible for compliance with applicable Corporate and Divisional Policies and procedures.

  • Advanced Degree (MD, PhD, PharmD, DO) with relevant therapeutic specialty in an academic or hospital environment is highly preferred. Relevant therapeutic area clinical experience and/or Medical Affairs in a Pharma, academic, or hospital environment required.

  • Typically 8 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry or equivalent.
  • Substantial understanding/expertise of relevant therapeutic area (Lymphoma) required.
  • Proven leadership skills in a cross-functional global team environment. 
  • Ability to interact externally and internally to support global business strategy. 
  • Ability to run a clinical study or medical affairs projects independently with little supervision.
  • Knowledge of clinical trial methodology, regulatory requirements governing clinical trials and experience in development strategy and the design of protocols.  
  • Ability to interact externally and internally to support global business strategy. 
  • Must possess excellent oral and written English communication skills.
Significant Work Activities: Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)Keyboard use (greater or equal to 50% of the workday)
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time
Job Type: Experienced
Schedule: Full-time

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